Physician-owned Hospitals Have Positive Impact on Communities

from Healio

Hospital-based care will always be a necessary component of health care, so improving value with better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction while lowering costs should be a priority. It remains curious that Section 6001 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibited the formation of new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) and the expansion of existing POHs, while no restrictions were placed on the growth of hospitals without physician ownership (non-POHs). According to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program established by the ACA, seven of the top 10 and 40 of the top 100 hospitals were POH-based in 2017.

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